In her 30 years in Oakville, Bonnie Brown has been a tireless advocate for Oakville, its people and their values.
As a teacher, administrator, Halton School Trustee, Town Councillor and Halton Regional Councillor, Ms. Brown has built a solid reputation for bringing Oakville’s values to the development of public policy.
As Oakville’s Member of Parliament since 1993, Ms. Brown has served as Chair of the caucus committee on Social Policy and as a parliamentary secretary for two years. She currently chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health which she unanimously re-elected to in January 2004 by MPs from all political parties who recognized her strength as chair and her knowledge of health issues.
She is past Chair of the Halton District Health Council, Governor of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Founder of the Oakville Track Club.
Ms. Brown is known for her independent views. She was the first legislator in North America to speak out publicly against the War in Iraq. She has voted in favour of all environmental improvement legislation, including Kyoto.
She has been instrumental in enhancing our community: Bronte Outer Harbour Development, Oakville Heritage Trails, grants to Sheridan College, housing for the homeless, assistance to more than 700 local businesses, advocate for the auto sector, and assistance to more than 12,000 constituent requests including passports, pensions and immigration queries.